Friday, December 4, 2020

Tag: The Ugly Truth About the Minimum Wage

The Ugly Truth About the Minimum Wage

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by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:
And just to add extra salt to the wounds of those who are fighting for $15, those corporate mega-chains are increasingly turning to a 21st-century option for ridding themselves of the low-wage worker problem once-and-for-all: automation.

OK, here’s an idea no one’s thought of before. You know how fast food workers are organizing in the US right now to fight for a $15/hour minimum wage? That’s stupid. They’re still going to be just scraping by on a wage like that. So why not make it something that’ll really make a difference? Why not $150/hour?